Linked Questions

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17answers
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What's the incentive to answer questions?

I am still new to this website but I am curious, what is the incentive for people to answer questions? It seems like there is a much higher time effort of people to answering versus asking, which ...
10
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7answers
435 views

Does Stack Overflow encourage writing *good* answers?

I can guess, that to the most of Meta residents I looks like no more than some irritating rascal, only good for raising unrest and harassing people. That is not so true. Great most of time I spend on ...
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6answers
290 views

Why don't members of SO use their about me area for making money?

I see that almost all of the people of StackOverflow leave their About Me area without using it as a sales page, to showoff their skills, projects or anything that could get them big business. Why do ...
1
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5answers
248 views

Why are Stack Overflow users so dedicated? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What is the motivation for answering questions? What motivates people to answer questions in Stack Overflow? This place is AWESOME! I have been posting questions on Stack&...
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5answers
254 views

What do we get for answering others' question in SO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What motivates people to answer questions in Stack Overflow? Just curious? Feeling of giving something back to community is nice but, what else?
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4answers
2k views

What makes people answer questions on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What motivates people to answer questions in Stack Overflow? Apart from ego / personal satisfaction, what mechanism gives Stack Overflow users the urge to increase their ...
1
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3answers
189 views

What motivates people to answer questions on Meta? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are you on meta? (requires 10k MSO rep) Okay, we're finding out about what motivates people to answer questions on Stack Overflow; but what motivates people to answer ...
1
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2answers
197 views

Why do highly professional developers spend their time answering newbie questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What motivates people to answer questions in Stack Overflow? I have spent some time on Stack Overflow mostly answering questions, but also asking some. While I was doing it I'...
0
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2answers
110 views

What do you guys think is the main motivation factor for people to answer in SO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Do you care more about reputation or badges? What motivates people to answer questions in Stack Overflow? What do you guys think that the main motivation factor for the ...
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2answers
104 views

What do I get from answering questions? [duplicate]

I have started answering on Stack Overflow two months ago, and I'm giving up a lot of my free time. What benefit I will get on a personal and professional level by answering on Stack Overflow? Does ...
1
vote
1answer
859 views

What is the motivation for answering questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Why do programmers help each other without pay? What motivates people to answer questions in Stack Overflow? You have StackOverflow, and you have Wikipedia, and you have ...
2
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0answers
117 views

The game theory model behind Stack Exchange [duplicate]

Where or how (and if, of course) is it possible to see the game theory model behind Stack Exchange, the one responsible for user motivation and improvement? How was it built? Is it frequently tested ...
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0answers
107 views

Why answer questions on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

This is my second day on Stack Overflow (my current reputation is 72). Why should I answer questions on Stack Overflow? I have no problem helping people, but as I understand it, even if I earn 1,000,...